Call for Proposals: PhD Graduate Programme

Research Closed Call 15 Jun 2022 Multiple Countries LH Africa
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Closed Call
15 Jun 2022
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe 
LH Africa

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned Swiss TPH with support from the University of Basel as the Leading House for its bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Africa for the funding period 2021–2024.

Leading House (LH) Africa, in conjunction with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), is calling for applications for the PhD Graduate Programme from organizers of Seasonal Schools in Swiss Institutions of Higher Education. The goal of this instrument is to promote research cooperation between Swiss and African PhD students of Higher Education Institutions in Seasonal schools.


The call is open to all Seasonal Schools of Swiss Institutions of Higher Education, scheduled for 2022 or 2023. Given the timing of the call, the selected Seasonal School should be flexible to incorporate 5 to 15 prospective sponsored PhD students from Africa within the planned activities of the school. 


The maximum amount that each Seasonal School can apply for is CHF 50,000. The budget shall sponsor a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students enrolled in a PhD programme of Institutions of Higher Education in Africa, to participate in the Seasonal School in Switzerland. Thus, up to CHF 4,000 can be budgeted for each prospective candidate (participant).

Application process:

For details regarding the application process, click here.